CATEGORY: Archaeology
Possible Chinese Skeletons Could Rewrite Roman History
September 27, 2016

Scientific examination of bones found in an ancient Roman graveyard suggests that even 2,000 years ago London was attracting visitors from as far away as China. Read More

Scientists Virtually Unroll, Read Ancient Biblical Scroll
September 22, 2016

Using a computer program, scientists for the first time have digitally unwrapped and read a severely damaged ancient Hebrew scroll without even touching it. Read More

Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Ancient Human Skeleton
September 21, 2016

A team of archaeologists and oceanographers excavating the famous Antikythera shipwreck in Greece recently extracted a 2,100-year-old human skeleton from its watery grave. Read More

Tree Rings Could Hold Key to Dating Ancient History
August 18, 2016

A new study says that tree rings bearing evidence of intense solar storms could allow archaeologists to pinpoint the exact dates of historical events. Read More

“Superhenge” Excavation Reveals Big Surprise
August 17, 2016

Archaeologists thought they had found a massive stone monument buried near Stonehenge. When they excavated “Superhenge,” however, they uncovered something completely different. Read More

Possible 6th-Century Palace Found at Site Linked to King Arthur
August 4, 2016

Archaeologists in England have unearthed the walls of a possible 6th-century royal palace atop a seaside promontory long associated with the legendary King Arthur. Read More

Researchers Reconstruct Prehistoric Funeral of Female Shaman
July 8, 2016

Analysis of a 12,000-year-old grave in northern Israel revealed details about the elaborate funeral of a woman believed to be a female shaman. Read More

Historic Toilets Tell the Tale of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary History
July 7, 2016

Archaeologists working in historic Philadelphia discovered some 82,000 artifacts buried inside underground vaults once used as outhouses and preserved in layers of human waste. Read More

Unique Tomb Found in Denmark Contains Remains of Viking Power Couple
June 28, 2016

Archaeologists in southwest Denmark have discovered a tomb in a Viking burial ground containing the rare remains of a man and woman of high social status. Read More

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens
June 22, 2016

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of a formidable ancient Greek naval base, estimated to be some 2,500 years old, off the coast of Athens. Read More